BURNOUT Insulated Temperature Controlled Mug, 12-Ounce

Last updated: March 13, 2023

BURNOUT Insulated Temperature Controlled Mug, 12-Ounce

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We looked at the top Temperature Controlled Mugs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Temperature Controlled Mug you should buy.

Overall Take

This remarkable temperature-controlled mug not only retains and maintains a perfect drinking temperature, but it will actively cool too-hot coffee to a customizable degree of heat. No more waiting for your coffee to cool and then trying to finish it before it cools too much.

In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the BURNOUT Insulated Temperature Controlled Mug, 12-Ounce placed 5th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

INSTANT DRINKABILITY. The traditional popular insulated vacuum double-wall mugs keep your coffee hot. Really hot. In fact, they keep your coffee so hot you have to wait for them to cool down. Who wants to wait? BURNOUT was developed by a group of aerospace industry thermal engineers who were tired of waiting. BURNOUT cools your coffee in minutes and helps you enjoy coffee immediately. IDEAL DRINKING TEMPERATURE FOR HOURS. BURNOUT brings your coffee to a drinkable temperature within minutes, but best of all—it can retain both the ideal temperature and fresh taste for hours! LIFE-TIME WARRANTY. Burnout is MADE IN USA of U.S. & imported parts and uniquely serialized to ensure its lifetime warranty. Love your coffee – get the BURNOUT! 18/8 stainless steel and dishwasher safe. NO MORE “LIP” DANCING. Using the science behind our special synthetic thermal beeswax called Heatzorb, you can customize BURNOUT to the ideal temperature. This totally prevents the scalding temperatures that made traditional mugs a possible health risk. NO BATTERIES needed. BURNOUT’s Drink Now Technology quickly absorbs and stores the extra heat from the coffee, allowing you to drink your coffee almost immediately. The stored thermal energy is then used to keep your coffee at that optimal drinking temperature for hours! No reheating is needed.

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

The best thing about the nonelectric Burnout mug is that it cools your drink down from boiling to a drinkable temperature faster than your standard stainless-steel tumbler — and keeps it there longer. While you can’t set a specific temperature, there’s no need to worry about keeping it charged. Plus, it’s the cheapest option.
Easy to clean. Looks nicer than other travel mugs we looked at. No wires, no battery, no heating coasters. Yep, this travel mug is environmentally friendly (uses no external energy). Works like a heat pump: pulls heat from the beverage and stores it to keep it warm. No need to wait until beverage cools down to drink.
Burnout smart mug’s claim to fame is the “instant drinkability” feature, which cools liquid down to the ideal temperature in minutes. Say so long to that burnt tongue that ruins your ability to taste anything for the rest of the day because you tried to sip your coffee too early. Another fun feature to this mug is the high-tech/low-tech battery-free operation. Instead, Burnout uses the thermal energy sucked from the beverage’s heat to power itself.
Three stainless-steel walls. Uses HeatZorb technology. Comes in 12 and 16 oz options. Two colors to choose from. Easy to handwash. The coffee temperature stays warm without plugging in or charging the cup.

What experts didn't like

Lid can leak. We didn’t have a problem with this, but we see reports that others complained about leaks. Heavy. Pricey. Holds only 12 ounces of beverage.
Cannot set temperature. No LCD screen. No LED indicator light. Has no battery life.


Many of us love a hot cup of coffee or tea, but it often cools too quickly, or it’s too hot to drink straight away. There are a number of options available for keeping a mug of coffee or tea at the perfect drinking temperature, including passive heat-retaining mugs and active temperature-controlling mugs.

Heat-retaining mugs are different from temperature-controlling mugs, but often achieve the same goal. The primary difference in effectiveness is how frequently you plan to top off your mug over the course of the day.

If you plan to slowly work on a cup of coffee or tea steadily over the course of a day, you might prefer a temperature-controlling mug, which uses a battery to keep its liquid contents at a steady temperature. This way, you can enjoy your drink at the temperature you like it at, at least as long as the battery holds out.

If you are more likely to drink multiple cups of coffee over the course of the day, you may be just fine with a heat-retaining mug. Each time you refill the mug you will be adding hot liquid again, which will bring the overall temperature up and restore the phase-change material’s store of thermal energy.

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